Eye diseases and conditions are surprisingly common. Nearly 93 million American adults are at high risk for eye disease-related vision loss, with the most significant cause of this vision loss by preventable and manageable age-related eye diseases.
At Golden Triangle Optometry, we are dedicated to providing you and your family with proactive, informative eye care using advanced, non-invasive equipment. With the strength of Total Vision behind us, we have invested in ongoing staff education and technology to better protect and preserve your vision for many years to come. Continue to enjoy clear, comfortable vision with regular eye exams, and book yours today.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that progressively damage the optic nerve. Although there are many forms of this disease, it usually develops with no early symptoms and is often associated with high intraocular pressure.
Because glaucoma affects the optic nerve, it can lead to vision loss and blindness. There’s no cure for this disease, and any damage it causes is irreversible. But if it’s caught early, regular monitoring and treatment could help prevent vision loss.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that occurs when the macula wears out over time. The macula is located at the center of the retina and is responsible for sharp, straight-ahead vision. When it thins, it can impair your central vision and prevent you from driving, reading, cooking, and more.
AMD develops slowly and mainly affects those over 50, and the early stages of AMD have no symptoms. There’s no cure for AMD, but your optometrist will monitor your condition closely and may recommend lifestyle changes to prevent it from progressing. If your condition worsens, some treatments and supplements can help prevent vision loss.
Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s lens. They develop slowly and often as part of the natural aging process (but they can occur for other reasons). For many, looking through a cataract is like looking through frosted glass.
Mild cataracts likely won’t affect your vision and can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. But as they worsen and impact your quality of life, surgery can remove them completely. Surgery is common, safe, and the only effective treatment for cataracts.
Complications from diabetes can impact your eyes in several ways, like causing temporary blurred vision and vision-threatening eye diseases. Most importantly, diabetes increases your risk of developing glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
Annual diabetic eye exams are the best way to detect early signs of eye complications from diabetes.
Our team at Golden Triangle is here to support you and your family through your eye care journey. Every eye exam includes comprehensive eye disease testing. If we discover something, we will work closely with you to develop a personalized management plan to maintain your vision and eye health.
Please reach out to us soon to book your eye exam today. We’re excited to be an important part of your healthcare team!